Columbus in Bartholomew County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bartholomew County Courthouse
County formed by Indiana General Assembly 1821. Thirty acres of land were purchased, and John Tipton donated thirty acres, for county seat. State commissioners named county seat Tiptona--after Tipton; local elected commissioners renamed it Columbus. Tipton served as state representative, Indian agent, and United States senator.
Second Empire Style courthouse, designed by Isaac Hodgson, completed 1874, is county's fourth courthouse. Constructed of red brick with white limestone trim. Foundation is rusticated blue limestone. Original slate roof replaced 1953 with standing-seam copper. Extensive remodeling 1968; interior restoration completed 1998. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1979.
Erected 2000 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Joseph Hart Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 03.2000.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 234 Washington Street, Columbus IN 47201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartholomew County Revolutionary War Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartholomew County W.W. I - Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bartholomew County Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away); World War I Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Veterans of All Wars (about 300 feet away); Orinoco Furniture Company (approx. 1.3 miles away); Atterbury Army Air Field (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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